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Old 17th January 2010, 12:28   #16
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BTW, you dint make it to the meet? There were few people anyways, i had a fun time.
I was feeling a little tired and slept till afternoon.
Will catch up with you next time.

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Please stay tuned guys, more from turkey coming up. Also swiss to follow later..
We are eagerly waiting!
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Old 20th January 2010, 09:15   #17
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Hello dear Friends.

I must apologise about the delay in posting this, but i have been really busy.

So, here's another installment of pictures from the beautiful and mesmerizing city of istanbul.


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The walls of the Topkapi Palace near Gulhane Park. Inside there's a museum too!

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Huge trees and Huge walls!

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I have no idea what they do? Do u?

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The museum entrance, but i didnt go in. Now i ask myself.. WHY WHY?

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This is the Haga Sophia, legend says that it was a church and then conquered by Muslim rulers, made into a mosque, but now it is just a tourist spot. No religious activity.

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A byzantine era stone.

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No caption required here. hehe...

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I was wandering all alone now,eating shawarmas. Another mosque.

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This is the world famous Blue Mosque, the largest in istanbul!

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A structure at the entrance.

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Pigeons pigeons everywhere...

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Zoomed view of a minaret.

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Going into the blue mosque...

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Nice Flora

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Another view of the Haga Sophia

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Blue Mosque

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One of the two flower sculptures at the entrance.

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Big Minar.

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Inside the Blue Mosque. This is the open area in the mosque.

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Inside the mosque now, you can see the tourists sitting. Allowed only up to a certain point.

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People from all over.
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Old 20th January 2010, 09:36   #18
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Default Final installment from istanbul!

This is the final set of pictures from Istanbul. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Turkey!


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A miniature model of the mosque, stunning. Made of metals... (i dont know which?)

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The big fountain in the gardens.

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Another small mosque nearby

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Name of the mosque. Camii=mosque

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Another beautiful piece of Ottoman architecture.

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and another...

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View of the SULTAN AHMED from atop our hotel.

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Night view of another mosque.

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This is probably the waters of bosphorous and a mosque on its banks.

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Touching the sky

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This particular structure was intimidating... HUGE!

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The Bosporous bridge!!! Stunning in the nights.

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Another view

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Shewarma anyone?

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The final pic, So we say goodbye to Turkey and head to SWITZERLAND!!!


I wasnt so excited as my wife wasnt with me on this. :-(

NEXT: Brrrrrrrrrr! SWISS!
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Awesome so far. Turkey seems to be interesting. Well waiting to see what Switzerland looks from your camera . Keep 'em coming.
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Old 20th January 2010, 10:35   #20
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Very nice pics and looking forward to the alps now.
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Well how is this beautiful city never noticed in the eyes of the usual traveller! One more place i got to go to
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Beautiful pics of the Mosques Unoczar.
'Touching the sky' is really beautiful.

Now eagerly awaiting the journey to the Alps.
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Beautiful pics of the Mosques Unoczar.
'Touching the sky' is really beautiful.

Now eagerly awaiting the journey to the Alps.
Thank you boss! will try to post soon. But, I dint go into the snow (i regret that now) coz biwi saath nahi thi na.. akela tha.. so spent many days just chatting to her.

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Well how is this beautiful city never noticed in the eyes of the usual traveller! One more place i got to go to
yes maddy, absolutely beautiful it is! I even toyed with the idea of settling there!! hehe...

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Very nice pics and looking forward to the alps now.
thank you!

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Awesome so far. Turkey seems to be interesting. Well waiting to see what Switzerland looks from your camera . Keep 'em coming.
Thank you sir. will post soon.
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Hey Unoczar, I really enjoyed the stay in Turkey. Now waiting for the Swiss journey to commence. Good going!
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Old 11th August 2011, 18:09   #25
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This is the final set of pictures from Istanbul. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Turkey!

The final pic, So we say goodbye to Turkey and head to SWITZERLAND!!!
Awesome pics Unoczar. Waiting for the next set of pics - Switzerland. Where are they? More than a year now bro.

Please upload lots and lots of pictures.
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Thank you boss! will try to post soon. But, I dint go into the snow (i regret that now) coz biwi saath nahi thi na.. akela tha.. so spent many days just chatting to her.
almost 2 and a half years now saar, this much time even I have not taken!
Please update Swiss side. Once you do, it will be encouragement for me to complete my TL too
No choo chaa there, correct?!
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almost 2 and a half years now saar, this much time even I have not taken!
Please update Swiss side. Once you do, it will be encouragement for me to complete my TL too
No choo chaa there, correct?!
LOL, selfdrive, looks like unoczar not completing his log has affected yours too .
I say you also finish yours fast and that is how I'll able to complete my TL too.
Do it soon.
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LOL, selfdrive, looks like unoczar not completing his log has affected yours too .
I say you also finish yours fast and that is how I'll able to complete my TL too.
Do it soon.
Lets have a 3 way race. Whoever comes out last treats the other two to dinner. If two dont complete, they share the bill.

Come on we need to push each other to complete our TLs, I am getting angry updates from some people I know!
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Really sorry for this, But to be frank there's not much from Switzerland.

No, i did not go to the alps. I was mostly busy in the city and my hotel room, it was damn cold!! The food and the jacuzi were better than snow!

Anyways, if you guys say, i'll post whatever pics i have taken. Just for BHPians..

EDIT: 66 photos selected for upload, pending one YES! from any BHPian!

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Ok, i was gonna post anyways!

Let me tell you guys first that my hotel was atop a hill near Aigle (small town near Leysin [LAYSAWN]), we had to rely heavily on trains (we had a rail pass), and it took a good 2 hours just to reach any city from our village. But spending those few days in country had its good side- the VIEWS! Yes, the sceneries were absolutely stunning! Clouds, Mountains, Greenery all were very beautiful!

So, here goes... (please don't mind the quality as its my old canon 7MP)

The first mountain as viewed from the train
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The first views from my balcony as we settled into our rooms, it was FREEEEZING!!! (negative temperatures, i guess!)
Beautiful Isn't it?

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...and in a few minutes, beautiful turns grey!
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full zoom from my small camera, this is probably the closest i got to the snow there!
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The first day in switzerland ended in this, this happened right in front of my eyes, within half hour i guess, its now i realized our hotel was on high altitude and things can change pretty quick!
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Next morning, friends in woods! Still cold, but a little clear!
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View from the toy train we had to take to climb the mountain for our hotel, 30 min. up , 30 min. down everyday!
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Another one from the toy train.
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No Zoom.
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Down from the mountain, This is the station from where we decide which city to visit, as we could get only one train from our hotel (down the hill!)
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More coming Soon... i hope you like these!
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